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#PowerUpYouthCivicEngagement

Youth Research Collaboration is a community-university partnership between the Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club and faculty and students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The youth-focused participatory action project is designed to help adolescents (ages 13 – 19 years old) developcivic and community engagement skills. By civic and community engagement we mean taking an interest in social, political, and education issues in the communities in which youth live and finding ways to contribute to the health and development of those communities. Our current work focuses on gun violence in the community.